IPCF Seeks Philanthropists of the Year Nominees

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2022 Philanthropists of the Year awards. Again this year, the Community Foundation will award two Philanthropist of the Year awards – one for Bloomington-Normal and the other for outside the Twin Cities (other parts of McLean County, plus DeWitt, Logan and Livingston counties). The recipients (an…

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GROWING LESSONS: Westside Bloomington Garden Seeks to Help Young People Grow Skills

Reposted from The Pantagraph Story and Photos by D. Jack Alkire BLOOMINGTON — A community garden on the city’s west side aims to offer a place for young people to learn life skills and professional development through gardening apprenticeships. Caleb Phillips tends Sunnyside Community Garden and Food Forest, a nonprofit operating under the Illinois Prairie…

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In Living Color

Reposted from University Galleries website University Galleries of Illinois State University is pleased to present In Living Color from May 19 through August 10, 2022. All events are free and open to the public. Curated by the Teen Art Group at University Galleries, In Living Color features stop-motion animations and videos, mixed-media collages, drawings, paintings,…

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IPCF Awards 76 Grants to Local Nonprofits

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.  – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded nearly $170,000 in three categories of competitive grants to 76 programs in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. Grant awards ranged from $700 to $7,000. Funding came from donors to the Community Foundation’s annual campaign, the Jerome Mirza Foundation, and several endowments at the Community Foundation.…

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Meet the Newest McLean County History Makers

Reposted from The Pantagraph By Kelsey Watznauer BLOOMINGTON — Two couples known for their work in environmentalism and nonprofit community service are McLean County’s newest History Makers. Deanna Frautschi, Alan Bedell, Myra Gordon and George Gordon will be honored this summer at the McLean County Museum of History’s 2022 History Makers Gala, the latest in…

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Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Seeks Applicants for 2022-2023 Cohort

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, IL – High school students in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties are sought to participate in Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) during the 2022-2023 school year. An initiative of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, YEP is a program in which high school students learn about philanthropy by allocating grant funds to local nonprofits.…

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